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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Serengeti National Park
Date: Jul 13, 2007
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

One shot, many zebras...

Calculations, apply image a few variations, cropped, cloned out bits, dodge and burn, smart sharpen and neat image, added border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.6910
Avg (commenters): 8.4118
Avg (participants): 6.5569
Avg (non-participants): 7.0303
Views since voting: 2319
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 233
Comments: 32
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/31/2008 05:53:11 PM
wow........and wow again....
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07/09/2008 11:00:04 PM
this photo was in my dream last night...
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02/08/2008 09:05:17 AM
Beautiful photo - the ethereal zebras in the back really make this exceptional. Glad you got a decent score for it.
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01/29/2008 12:15:05 PM
when a photo makes you long to see what you have never seen...
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01/28/2008 09:32:52 PM
I had thought of you when I saw this - this is a stunner. Lots of energy, and having those two on the right just entering the frame helps the eye sweep across with the galloping herd.
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01/28/2008 01:33:19 PM
This is great! It's a non typical shot of them and it really works for me.. I love Zebra's.. such a kick ass and beautiful animal. When I was there (the Serengeti) the wildebeest and zebra were all hanging around confused because the rainy season started and then stopped.. so they were mid migration and standing around in need of a weather report!
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01/28/2008 01:28:12 PM
Great shot - I love the Zebras running parallel to it looking almost like one of those infinity mirrors as they disappear off in the dust.
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01/28/2008 12:02:34 PM
Great shot!!!!!
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01/28/2008 11:28:17 AM
YEAH!

i might of done something radical if this didn't finish well.
great job little man.
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01/28/2008 10:02:42 AM
Wow! VERY COOL!
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01/28/2008 09:48:03 AM
Nice finish, man!!!!
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01/28/2008 01:08:06 AM
lovely shot, robert!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 10:20:14 PM
It's not good to 'stand out' in a crowd there ...
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01/27/2008 07:15:26 PM
Very impressive work. Back to bump to 10.
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01/27/2008 05:26:18 PM
Wow! Stunning image, one of my favorites-thanks for sharing :)
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01/27/2008 04:31:00 PM
stellar image. 10.
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01/27/2008 12:45:02 PM
Great shot, good luck with it.
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01/25/2008 11:16:36 PM
Beautifully captured and nicely coverted to B&W which should be the case to balance these incredible (B&W) animals with their surroundings. Well done and Good Luck. 9.
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01/25/2008 02:23:34 PM
Very nicely done, great tones, awesome composition and love the dust, very awesome, 9
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01/25/2008 10:50:31 AM
Beautiful movement! Almost ghostly in the dust!
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01/24/2008 05:17:53 PM
My favourite in this challenge, I just love this.
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01/24/2008 04:07:00 PM
i like this. personally i might have cropped this differently - leaving out the two zebras to the right. but that's me.
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01/24/2008 01:38:27 PM
Oh my gosh! My favorite picture I've ever seen, ever!!!!! The person who took this is amazing, and I would totally buy this picture.
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01/24/2008 10:46:36 AM
This is one of my favorites of the challenge, as I love the way the zebras seem to fade into the mist. I think it might even be stronger with a squarish-crop (without the two zebra heads coming in on the right) but that is a stylistic choice, not really a nit. Anyway, wonderful work! 9.
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01/23/2008 08:36:04 PM
This is a great shot. If the dust wasn't there, it would be much too cluttered. However, you've used the dust as a natural backdrop behind the zebra. Great contrast to the image, and nice composition; I think including the heads of the zebras on the right helps to show there are more to come, without panning out to show everything (which would lose all the detail).
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01/23/2008 04:51:17 AM
Nice! Love how you captured the Zebra in the dust. I like the centered composition, as there are lots of interst in the photo. Black and White was definately the way to go with this.
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01/22/2008 04:40:13 PM
i think everyone would agree that this would be better if the zebra was black with WHITE stripes.













or if the zebra was smiling or drinking tea.
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01/21/2008 06:26:39 PM
i love wildlife shots. The dust here is wonderful it adds to the feel of the place. My biggest critique however would be the foreground/main zebra and the positioning of his legs. I think they generally look better and make the animal seem more balanced when the front legs are up and the back legs are down. That being said, lovely shot.... actually have I said this before?
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01/21/2008 06:08:04 PM
ahh a fresh image one I haven't seen much of on DPC. You'll be seeing a high placement on this one.
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01/21/2008 01:42:15 PM
Beautiful and perfect for B&W
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01/21/2008 11:41:38 AM
Cool photo, I would love to see this someday.
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01/21/2008 01:39:25 AM
great drama here...nice image
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